Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Here is a synopsis of what I will be discussing

"Amnesia, Losing Memories" On Facebook

-Getting used to Reality
-Getting used to your Body
-Getting used to your Mind & Thoughts
-Getting used to your Surroundings

-Getting used to Daily Self-Care

* Physical Hygiene & Making schedules / reminders
* Eating & Bathroom schedules / reminders
* Sleeping & Getting Yourself Comfortable 
* The 'Who, What, When & Where's' of Asking Questions / Answering Questions (even difficult & embarrassing ones)
* How To: Stay Calm when your body surprises you (& when it does uncontrollable things)

-Effective & Open Communication

* Why it's vital to maintain diligent contact with loved ones / the amnesia sufferer
* The 'Who, What, When & Where's' of When To Contact The amnesia sufferer
* How To: Prepare & carry out Social 'Meeting' Occasions (where the amnesia sufferer is introduced to those who will maintain contact & be viable in the sufferer's future) 
* Putting a Scrap-Book together (for the amnesia sufferer to preserve the memories of the people they were introduced to)
* Ways To: Help the amnesia sufferer maintain contact with the people they're most comfortable with & to engage in learning about others who have gone through what they're going through

-Purpose & Time-Management

* Why it's vital for the amnesia sufferer to stay busy & focused 
* Journals: How to productively start & keep a daily journal (without failing to continue writing in it / adding to it)
* Ways to find what skills & talents are known / natural
* How To: Practice honing skills & talents, including; adding it to schedules / reminders
* Making A Portfolio: Of what the amnesia sufferer is good at & has collected over time (using the same method of journals)

And more... 
I hope this really does touch someones life in a good way, and helps people through this really individualized, confusing, unique, & painfully transitional time. You have all just "lost" a loved one, in one sense, and gained another, in another sense. It is a very emotional time, which is why it is so important to act fast - while still taking the time to process what is going on.

I assure you that with practice, patience, and a TON of love and open-hearted understanding - these aforementioned, will carry you through this with a healthy and joyful outcome. (You must truly accept that you don't know exactly what the sufferer is going through mentally, emotionally, physically, intellectually, or otherwise - & that you cannot "fix" this in one single motion.)

This, as any other injury, illness, or experience, takes time. Sometimes, it takes a long time. But I must keep believing that things will continue to keep getting better in my life, so it must also be possible in others' lives too... because my life is improving. I see it daily - which is why I journal - to keep track of my progress, & to see if there was in fact progress at all.

There are so many ways to easily assume or misconstrue what is happening to the sufferer, as it's easy for the sufferer to do the same about their loved ones & surroundings. 

Finding balance IS possible, and I'm going to help you figure it out... as best I can.